A male dog spent 10 hours guarding a female dog who had fallen down a deep gutter in Hunan province, the Daily Mail reports.
The male dog’s barking was first heard by an elderly woman around midnight but, figuring it was just some typical dog nonsense, the 77 year old went to sleep. When she got up again at 6:15 the following day the dog was still there.
Finally getting the wannabe Lassie’s message, the woman phoned the council office who sent a worker to help, but he was afraid that the distressed animal would bite him.
Finally a local man, Hei Ge, managed to gain the male dog’s trust, and rescued the trapped female.
The male dog, full of relief for his lady, calmed down and the pair ran off playing.